Amber weather warning for SW

There is an amber warning of snow in the SW, and in areas without an amber warning, there is a yellow warning of snow and ice. A band of rain is coming from the SW this afternoon (around 2 pm is mentioned), quickly turning to snow and becoming heavy at times. 3-7cm could accumulate within a few hours, up to 10cm in some places. This is enough to cause major problems on the roads.

Areas above 150 metres will suffer most.

Some rural communities could become cut off with ensuing power and mobile phone problems. In Bude, it’s a yellow warning for snow and ice according to the map, but in Devon, it is amber, which means be prepared for disruption.

Between 14:00 Thu 31st and 21:00 Thu 31st

Heavy snow is likely on Thursday afternoon and evening.

What to expect

  • Travel delays on roads are likely, stranding some vehicles and passengers
  • Some delays and cancellations to rail travel are likely
  • There is a good chance that some rural communities could become cut off
  • Power cuts are likely and other services, such as mobile phone coverage, may be affected

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